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De Marchi Filotex 1975 Replica Merino Short Sleeve Men's Jersey

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De Marchi has supplied professional cycling teams with their team clothing since 1946. Of the many teams they sponsored, one of the more historically notable ones was the 1975 Team Filotex. A neo-pro on that squad was the otherworldy Francesco Moser. His remarkably smooth pedaling style foretold his potential as a champion. He went on to be the first consecutive three time winner in Paris-Roubaix, a race not known to be dominated by non-Belgians. Moser was a man for the time trial as well, winning the '84 Giro with strong efforts against the clock. Earlier that same year, he achieved perhaps his most renowned feat. On his radical disc equipped Moser bike, he beat Merckx's hour record twice in the span of four days in the thin air of Mexico City. This Filotex 1975 Official Replica Merino Wool Short Sleeve Jersey is a celebration of the Moser era.

Moser's career saw the transition towards synthetic fabrics and away from the wool used in his early Filotex team kit. This authentic replica jersey is also different as it lacks the itch of yesteryear's version. For this jersey, De Marchi uses Superfine Merino Wool. It's a taslanized 50% Merino Wool, 50% acrylic knit blend. It has a fine hand like a spun yarn, though it's more consistent and won't pill like a spun yarn. Its luxurious softness will make you know that it's intended to be worn directly against the skin. One of our favorite details is the Cornely embroidery on the chest and sleeves. Named after the English machine that was used, this is a style of embroidery characterized by stacked loops of thread. The logos have a three dimensional appearance that's set apart from modern embroidery. It's a touch of class from another era.

De Marchi cuts the Filotex 1975 Wool Jersey just like they did thirty some odd years ago. They've always been known for their technical jerseys, and this one is no different. It's made to be ridden in. To that end, it's a bit looser than modern synthetic jerseys, but it's cut to follow the body. The collar and sleeve cuffs are a doubled over rib-knit. De Marchi calls it a 'French' collar after Louison Bobet. He was, of course, French, and known to be stylish and exacting with his gear and clothing. He is said to have been the first to request a move to this style of collar from the traditional winged collar and buttons that were used at the time. The hem at the bottom is simply a doubled layer of the knit, with an imperceptible seam. In the front you'll find a neat detail that comes from the era -- a De Marchi logo that is visible only when you roll the bottom hem up (a mid-ride adjustment that was often performed by the riders as their jerseys, like this one, were cut straight at the bottom). It has an 18cm metal zipper from YKK, the best in the business. In the back you'll find the three traditional patch pockets, and rather than being open at the top they have pearly buttons if you feel the need to secure your stowed articles.

The De Marchi Filotex 1975 Official Replica Merino Wool Short Sleeve Jersey is available in Filotex Team Blue and comes in five sizes from Small to XX-Large. It is handmade in Italy. Please Note: We highly recommend that you wash by hand in cold water with a mild detergent and blot, then air dry flat. This will ensure that your jersey will last for many seasons and that it will remain the proper size.

Tech Specs

Pockets:
3 back
Season:
spring, summer, fall
Material:
50% merino wool, 50% acrylic
Fit:
relaxed
Recommended Use:
road cycling, randonneuring
Zip:
1/4-length
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

Size chart

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Seat Tube

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Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Standover

(SO)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay Length

(CS)

Wheelbase

44 44.0cm 51.5cm

51.7cm

36.3cm 72.1cm

12.0cm

72.0 deg 75.0 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.1cm
47 47.0cm 53.0cm

52.8cm

37.0cm 74.1cm 13.0cm 72.5 deg 74.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.7cm
50 50.0cm 54.5cm 54.0cm 37.0cm 76.0cm 14.0cm 73.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.6cm
53 53.0cm 56.0cm 56.0cm 37.9cm 78.3cm 16.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 98.6cm
55 55.0cm 57.5cm 58.0cm 38.9cm 80.1cm 18.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 100.1cm
58 58.0cm 59.0cm 60.1cm 39.7cm 82.1cm 20.0cm 74.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm

101.0cm

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Retro

    Looks really cool. Size wise I went for XL (normally a L) and am glad I did. I like the details of having the buttons to fasten the pockets, a little more necessary since wool stretches more if you stuff your pockets.